Even in the midst of the chaos in regards to COVID-19, HOME, Inc. has something to celebrate – our 2018-2019 Annual Report is complete!
Accomplishments for the last year:
599 people received HomeBuyer Education
3,134 calls went to our counselors
50% of case management clients are minorities
“We are in the business of keeping people housed and communities vibrant. One cannot exist without the other. For more than 50 years HOME, Inc. has served individuals who face losing their home, while simultaneously reinvesting in the quantity and quality of neighborhood housing stock.” says Pam Carmichael, HOME, Inc.’s Executive Director.
We support long term planning and immediate needs. We received 1,599 new clients and 94% of those clients were able to solve their rental problems. 80% of clients we minorities and 88% of households included children. Homeownership counselors are trained to develop long-lasting relationships with families who want to achieve the American dream. For those who want to buy their first house, HOME, Inc. offers pre-purchase counseling which prepares them to budget efficiently and care for their home leading them to success.
We were able to help revitalize Des Moines neighborhoods which brought our total to 391 homes built since 1990. In 2019 alone, HOME, Inc. invested $1M+ in housing in low-income neighborhoods, $850k in new construction, and $200k in repairs to existing homes.
What a successful year! We will continue to create housing opportunities and empower families to create housing stability.